Burnham-On-Sea and Highbridge gymnasts have won several top medals by competing in the South West Acrobatic Gymnastics Prelims.

Monarchs Gymnastics Club took part in this annual competition over Saturday and Sunday.

It is the largest gymnastics region in the country with teams from Cornwall, Devon, Dorset, Somerset, Bristol and Gloucester taking part.

Only gymnasts gaining first place positions in their grades, from level 1 to 5, go through to the National Finals in Stoke on Trent in May and young Monarchs gymnasts Toby Baker, aged 12, and his partner Jack Hunt, aged 9, did just that by winning gold medals.

The club had a huge success rate this year with some excellent results with medals being won by the following: Grade 4 open age – Jack Warburton and Tilly Garrad – Gold; Aaliyah Chan and Amara Gamwell – Bronze. Grade 4: Billy Marshall and Harvey Crook – Silver; Finley Keedwell and Ernie Fields – Bronze.

Other winners were in Grade 5: Toby Baker and Jack Hunt – Gold; Jenny Marshall and Summer Belben – Bronze; Jessica Reed, Amy Cracknell and Erin Morgan – Bronze.

“This was the third competition in as any months so far this year that Monarchs have taken part in travelling to Scotland, Stoke on Trent and Bristol.”

“Their next two competitions are the Welsh Open Championships which they have been given an invitation to take part after their success in Scotland and in Sherborne with our youngest gymnasts.”

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